Archive for December, 2007

Amineko!

Posted in meow meow on December 20, 2007 by Mitsu

amineko2.jpgamineko1.jpgLast week, I discovered a pattern to making a crocheted cat. It’s in the Japanese craft called amigurumi, which means knitted or crocheted doll. There are a lot of them out there, and many variations of them, to create different people, animals, creatures, etc. Anyways, I made an amineko, and here he is!

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The holidays are almost here…

Posted in blog, cats, meow meow, work on December 19, 2007 by Mitsu

It’s kind of a mixed blessing. I really don’t like the theme of the holiday season, which is excessive consumerism, but it is nice to get a few days off work. I’ll be heading down to Montreal on Saturday morning, and coming back on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a nice little visit, not too long and not too short. I’ll definitely get homesick, as they don’t have a computer there… How will I survive? I’m thinking of bringing down some knitting, origami, and other things to keep myself occupied. I’ll be off the net for 4 days!

Well, today, there is a holiday party that I’m going to, at 12:30. It’s a work party, but it’s at someone’s place. It seemed boring at first, but now that I know the lady has 3 cats, I’m excited to go and see them! If only she had told me that there were cats, then I wouldn’t have been so hesitant in accepting the invitation! *meew*! Anyways, there will be a gift exchange. I got a Senators scarf for the guy whose name I drew, I wonder who got my name, and what they got me? I made it clear to the whole office before this, that I didn’t want any alcohol, and that I would love anything cat-related. Oh well, I can always trade with someone there, if I get something crappy like a bottle of wine (ew). I’m not really into the holiday spirit, but little things like this are nice.

PS: It’s been a week since I’ve had the piercing. It’s been ripped out 3 times, once when I inadvertently scratched my nose, and twice while I was washing my face. The first and third times, I could get it back in myself. The second time, my nose was too swollen, so I put an earring stud in (it’s a straight post, not curved like a nose stud), then went to the piercer’s to have the nose stud customized and replaced.  What a pain that was, due to the fact that we had a major snowstorm on Sunday, and I had to venture out for this! Now I put a band-aid over it when I shower, so I won’t rip it out again.

OWWWWW!!! OW! OWWW!

Posted in meow meow on December 13, 2007 by Mitsu

I got it done! I finally got my nose pierced, despite my huge fear of needles. Iff I can keep taking steps like this, I might get over my affliction… =^ ^= Well, not really, cause medical needles are a whole different story. Mind you, it didin’t go smoothly at all. I was freaked, and I didn’t want to do it, but Hottie kept telling me that it would be okay, and that it only hurt for 2 seconds. Then we went into the room, and put some numbing cream on (and in) my nose, and talked with the piercer girl about cats, work and many other things. There were also periods of me crying with fear and shaking. This whole process took about 45 minutes.

Finally, I said “What the hell, I really want this”, and decided to go through with it. I hugged Hottie, and in it went. WHAT EXCRUCIATING PAIN!!!!!  I knew that it would hurt, after all, it’s a sharp needle going into my nose, but I didn’t think it would hurt that much! I mean, I’ve watched videos of it on YouTube, but no one yelled, or ow’d, or anything like that. They were all so calm! Meanwhile, I yelled my head off. It hurt so bad, I could feel the needle boring through the skin, then the cartilage, and then the inside of my nose. It only took about 2 seconds, but it felt like an eternity. After the stud was in, I started bleeding. Profusely. I didn’t get the tear running down my face, like most do, but it was worse. I think I started going into shock, because of all the blood I was losing. My ears were ringing, and I felt really dizzy. I had to lie down for a bit, I couldn’t stand up without passing out. They got me a Coke, to try and bring my blood sugar up, but I won’t drink that crap. So I didn’t. Hottie had to drive me home, since I was in no condition to. My nose was killing me all night!

Anyways, now it doesn’t hurt that much, it just feels sore when I twitch my nose, and it bleeds when I sneeze. I’m actually glad that I faced one fear, and I’ll have this pretty little diamond on my nose! I’ll never take it out though, for fear that the hole may close, and I’ll have to go through all that again!

pissed and depressed…

Posted in meow meow on December 10, 2007 by Mitsu

I despise the holidays! There’s just too much pressure to be happy and all that, and I just can’t do it. It’s cold and miserable out, and there’s nothing to celebrate, really. Now that they’re getting closer, there’s less work for me to do, and I’m just bored out of my mind. There’s also the uncertainty of my contract getting renewed. Everyone says that it might, but I’m not too sure. I’ve had my share of bad experiences, and I don’t really need any more. I hope it all works out for the best, cause if it does, it will be a first for me.

I don’t know what to say, but I’m feeling more depressed lately, even though I’ve been working out. Maybe that’s the cause of it. I can’t even do a chin-up, and it’s making me feel weak. I should go see a shrink about all my problems, but I can’t afford it. I’ve just been feeling so shitty about myself lately, although there is no reason for it. I can’t even enjoy myself anymore. Hottie just doesn’t get it. It’s times like these where I wish I was a boy, that way, things would be a lot simpler, and I wouldn’t be so self-conscious.

another daily rambling…

Posted in meow meow on December 6, 2007 by Mitsu

So, the week is almost over. I know, I haven’t been posting much, just enough to keep this blog “alive”. Anyhoo, it’s freezing out! -20°C, or something like that. Absolutely horrible!

Tomorrow, we have this division “retreat” that I have to attend. It seems interesting, considering it will be a chance to learn some new things, and it sure beats sitting here doing nothing for most of the day. I feel a bit guilty, even though it’s not my fault that there’s no work for me. The retreat venue is close by, and there’s lots of parking, so I can drive there tomorrow. I’m actually looking forward to it, since I’ve never been to anything like that for work purposes.

On another issue, it seems like my building management will do something about the screaming kids next door. We wrote a complaint letter on Tuesday, and last night, there was a letter from the super under their door. I was really curious to see what it said, and I wanted to take it, read it, then put it back, but they took it before I could do that… Anyways, it’s been really quiet last night…I wonder if it was an eviction notice? I’m not the type to complain about people, but this has gone too far. We’ve confronted them many times, and they did nothing about it. I really hope this works out. I know everyone on our floor will be happier if they get kicked out.

There’s my update. I have a good feeling that everything will work out just fine.

The cutest sound ever!

Posted in meow meow on December 4, 2007 by Mitsu

You just have to listen to this. I can’t get enough of this koneko meewing.

a little update

Posted in meow meow on December 4, 2007 by Mitsu

Blah… holidays are coming up, I’m not really looking forward to it. There are a couple of parties at work, but I think I’m only going to go to one. I don’t really feel like having to commute downtown, and go to someone’s house for it. I’ll just go to the one here at the office.

I volunteered to be in charge of music/audiovisual, so that means I can control the music!!!! They probably want christmas music, but a classical cd with just instrumental stuff might not be too bad. I just hate the singing!!! I really don’t like this time of year though. I’ve been feeling a lot more epressed lately, and it really sucks. I’m going to work out a lot more now, to try and get my mind off it. I’m really thankful for Ipods though, it has saved my sanity when going through a crowded mall!